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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 08-12-2016, 08:32 AM Thread Starter
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my foster kitty

I just wanted to share this photo of my foster kitty, now two and a half weeks into having a home after seven years in a shelter. He's about 9-11 years old, and overjoyed to be a pet.

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post #2 of 19 (permalink) Old 08-12-2016, 08:36 AM
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He's gorgeous and looks so happy.
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There's some wisdom in those eyes.

Thanks for fostering. It's wonderful to get the long term residents into loving homes.


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post #4 of 19 (permalink) Old 08-13-2016, 07:45 PM
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Aww what a cutie. I would love to foster someday. I was at the petstore today and they had at least 20 kittens there in need of homes and I thought my heart might break.
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Aww, thank you for giving this baby some relief. Why so long at the shelter? Does the shelter not have an advertising budget for these babies? If you are interested in helping her find a permanent home, try posting on Craigslist or other social media like Facebook. Our very large shelter has an active FB page and we post to web links like Petfinder and our own website, but that is the extent of advertising. I post adoptable cats on Craigslist on occasion.

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What a sweet face that one has! Thanks for opening your heart and home.
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post #7 of 19 (permalink) Old 08-15-2016, 05:49 PM
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OO! What's his name? He looks like a Henry...
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He's beautiful. I'll bet he is a good companion.

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post #9 of 19 (permalink) Old 08-16-2016, 05:11 PM Thread Starter
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Why so long at the shelter?
I think it is hard to place some of the older cats, and this kitty is additionally extremely reserved. He loves every bit of attention that you can give him and tolerates everything (nail clipping, being picked up, etc), but he wouldn't approach. He'd watch people and wait. With that kind of personality, it's easy to get passed over. I couldn't overlook him, though, because I couldn't get over his very uncanny eyes and his very (I think) non-cat-like penchant for looking me in the eyes.

My plan is to adopt him myself. Fostering this kitty was a good transition for my husband and I to get used to a new cat (especially my husband, who never had a pet before our cat that recently passed away).

It might be good to talk to someone about how to best promote cats for adoption. I've been pondering whether a seniors for seniors or similar program might help some of the long term residents find homes. I volunteer socializing the cats, and there are many very nice ones who would be great pets.
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OO! What's his name? He looks like a Henry...
His name at the rescue was Gandalf, and my husband decided to re-name him Jasper.



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